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Jefferson County Historical Society

228 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601-3379
+1 315-782-3491
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Very nice small museum.

I would of never known this was here, but my daughter lives in the area. I like being able to walk... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Jean H
North Pole, Alaska
Learn a little about a once very wealthy city.

This is an old fashion style museum with a beautiful garden. Watertown New York was once one of the... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Elayne L
Paramus, New Jersey
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228 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601-3379
+1 315-782-3491
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

I would of never known this was here, but my daughter lives in the area. I like being able to walk around at your own pace, not a guided tour. Besides the house, they had a garden, barn and old school house you could walk...More

1  Thank Jean H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This is an old fashion style museum with a beautiful garden. Watertown New York was once one of the wealthiest cities in the USA. Visit this museum and learn all about it.

Thank Elayne L
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

It was okay. A lot of stuff there about the suffrage movement which was cool. Not anything I would go out if my way to see.

Thank WVherd82
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Six dollars to get in very well worth it beautiful mansion filled with history great. Garden school house barn and log cabin out back staff was very polite and very helpful we spent two hours there and enjoyed every minute would definitely go back great...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is an opportunity to see 17th, 18th, 19th century views of life. A mansion, a school house, log cabin and barn full of horse carriages and antique car. A wonderful potpourri of early America. One suggestion is to have railings at the school house...More

1  Thank Marty C
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

The house has interesting gardens and displays inside. Lots of local history and the one room school house is good...the staff was rude and seemed most uninterested in answering our questions. Really?? Isn't that what it is about? Could be a good site, but rudeness...More

3  Thank Shawn H
Reviewed 15 September 2014

I imagine this is one of the few waterwheel exhibits you will ever see. Also liked the old printing press and print.

1  Thank YankeeJohn
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Stepped in, saw the admission charge, and stepped right back out again. Sorry, not worth the price of admission....

5  Thank lannykay
Reviewed 11 July 2013

It was a quaint place to visit. But we expected more. It had some interesting items to see, but we didn't think it was worth the admission price of $5 each. We wouldn't visit it again.

3  Thank Helen M
Reviewed 30 June 2013

The historical society is a complex of buildings including a log cabin, little pink (not red) schoolhouse, car & carriage bar, and Victorian mansion. The mansion was bequeathed directly by the original family, so it has original furnishings, and has been restored with old photographs...More

3  Thank JanWill
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